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fer_sure t1_iy80nq7 wrote

Is this related to how English has the tendency to make negative terms mean their opposite through sarcasm and hyperbole? e.g. "literally" has been used to mean "but not literally" almost since it entered the language.


Moont1de t1_iy87sxb wrote

That's an attribute of language, it has nothing to do with English besides the fact that English is a language